When most people see the word travel I imagine, like me, that they think of exotic destinations and hopping on a plane to a new and unexplored place. Because of this, it’s easy to forget the beauty that is right on our doorsteps.
On the weekend just passed, I went to Eastbourne. This in itself doesn’t sound particularly appealing because, if you know Eastbourne, you will be aware that’s it’s the place where people go to die (allegedly).
The place itself isn’t very much appealing – although I do approve of the plant-ridden promenade which is so much more attractive than the one in my hometown, Brighton – but it was the drive there that really caught my attention.
I have to admit, the Great British countryside is one of the most underrated things. I’m always shocked (and slightly humbled) when I drive through it. I also have to admit that I rarely drive through it. I plan on changing this though. Less than a half an hour from my house there are rolling fields, beautiful forests, and impressive coastlines, all of which soar straight over my head when I think of the word travel.
But that’s one of the reasons we travel, right? To see beautiful places and immerse ourselves amongst lovely scenery.
So, without further ado, I give you the Great British countryside. East Sussex, to be precise.
Is there scenery like this on your doorstep that you take for granted?
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About the author: Lizzie is a full time marketing assistant and part-time travel blogger promoting the ways to get the most out of grab-it-when-you-can travel. She spends her time creatively thinking of ways to plan trips around her job and advocating the idea that you don’t have to be ‘homeless’ to enjoy the perks of frequent travel. Aside from this, Lizzie likes questioning why people travel and the psychology behind it, watching crap American TV programmes, and drinking too much tea (cider). You can find out more about Lizzie here (go on – I know you want to see what’s behind the melon…)